Poll: Warren closes in on Biden's lead

Poll: Warren closes in on Biden's lead
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Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenBiden: 'I'm more of a Democrat from my shoe sole to my ears' than anyone else running Press: Another billionaire need not apply Saagar Enjeti dismisses Warren, Klobuchar claims of sexism MORE (D-Mass.) has closed in on former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenFive landmark moments of testimony to Congress Democrats sharpen their message on impeachment Biden: 'I'm more of a Democrat from my shoe sole to my ears' than anyone else running MORE’s lead in the Democratic presidential primary as the two top-tier candidates pull ahead of the rest of the field, according to a new poll. 

Biden and Warren are both the first-choice candidate of 25 percent of Democratic voters, based on an Economist-YouGov poll released Wednesday. 

Biden had been at 25 percent in last week’s poll, but it’s a 6-point jump for Warren, who was at 19 percent last week.

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Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersTech firms face skepticism over California housing response Press: Another billionaire need not apply Ex-Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick mulling 2020 run: report MORE (I-Vt.) trails the leading Democrats by 9 points, at 16 percent. It’s a 1-point drop for Sanders, based on the weekly poll tracker. 

South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete ButtigiegPeter (Pete) Paul ButtigiegPress: Another billionaire need not apply Saagar Enjeti dismisses Warren, Klobuchar claims of sexism Warren on winning over male voters: I was told to 'smile more' MORE (D) and Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisPress: Another billionaire need not apply Saagar Enjeti dismisses Warren, Klobuchar claims of sexism New book questions Harris's record on big banks MORE (D-Calif.) round out the top of the field at 7 percent and 6 percent, respectively. 

No other candidate polled above 2 percent. 

Warren’s support is also more evenly distributed between Americans of different ages, while Biden’s support is largest among older voters and Sanders is most popular with younger Democrats, based on the poll.  

The poll found Warren has 24 percent support among voters 18 to 29 and 31 percent from voters 65 and older. Biden has just 9 percent of support from voters 18 to 29, and Sanders has just 5 percent of voters 65 and older. 

Biden maintains the largest support from black voters, though, at 34 percent, based on the poll. 

The poll was conducted from Sept. 22 to 24. It surveyed 1,500 people and 1,198 registered voters. There is a margin of error of 2.8 percentage points and 2.9 percentage points for registered voters.